Rich to play for Dignitas in LCS Summer Split

With all the League of Legends regional leagues, those teams that failed to qualify for the next MSI enter... Eduardo | 17. April 2023

With all the League of Legends regional leagues, those teams that failed to qualify for the next MSI enter a kind of offseason where they will try to make some changes in their lineups to improve their performance for the rest of the season. One of these organizations is Dignitas, from the LCS, which, after a really bad Split, it seems they will make a clean slate with their roster.

According to different reports, the first move would be the arrival of Korean Lee “Rich” Jae-won, which would take the place of İrfan Berk “Armut” Tükek, the current leader of the team, who would leave the lineup.

Undoubtedly, this change and many more can be expected from this organization. Unfortunately, Dignitas finished in the last position of the LCS Spring Split 2023 with a terrible record of 3-15.

Armut is the first to be sacrificed in Dignitas

After a disappointing season, Dignitas has reportedly decided to replace one of its main players to improve its Spring Split performance completely. According to a report by journalist Alejandro Gomis, Armut would be replaced by Korean Rich in the Dignitas lineup.

However, this is likely not the only change the organization will make in the coming days. There is talk that current Dignitas players are looking for a new home in the LCS.

Now, if this change ends up being confirmed and the lineup remains as it is right now, Dignitas would field the following lineup for the Summer Split:

  • Lucas “Santorin” Larsen
  • Nikolaj “Jensen” Jensen
  • Frank “Tomo” Lam
  • Vincent “Biofrost” Wang
  • Lee “IgNar” Dong-geun
  • Lee “Rich” Jae-won

About Rich

For those who don’t know who Rich is, the Korean who would be coming to the Dignitas lineup, we can tell you that he is an experienced player with several years of playing in both LCK and LPL. However, Rich became known in Heroes of the Storm, as he was considered one of the game’s legends and was often compared to Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok.

Rich jumped for League of Legends when Gen.G Esports, his Heroes of the Storm team, approached him in 2019. At the end of 2019, Rich signed for the Team Dynamics team, which is now disbanded to which he belonged for a full season.

Then, Rich signed for Nongshim RedForce, a team that made a big surprise by placing third in the LCK Regional Finals 2021. Thanks to this and his excellent performances, the player caught the attention of several LCK and LPL teams. Finally, however, he opted for Victory Five in the Chinese league for the 2022 season.

Although the player was part of V5 for a year, the results were unexpected, so he was sent to the team’s bench. On January 10, 2023, Rich was picked up by NiP; however, the player only played a single game with the team and left the lineup two months later.

If Rich can return to his extraordinary level shown in 2021, there is no doubt that he will be a great signing for Dignitas. Also, we must remember that the level of the LCS is not the same as the LPL or LCK, so it might be a bit easier for the player to adapt and show his full potential.

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